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Meet the NMBP Advisory Committee

The National Mountain Bike Patrol Advisory Committee

These dedicated individuals support the NMBP through their wealth of experience, great ideas and commitment to the program. Each member serves by joining monthly phone meetings with the national coordinator, as well as offering guidance to individual patrols.

Nate Schotanus

I have been a patroller for 13 years, nearly as long as I've been mountain biking. I am a member of the Midwest Mountain Bike Patrol (MMBP) based in the Kansas City Metro area. The MMBP has been active for over 15 years, and has a core group of 7-10members at any given time. In my professional life I am a firefighter/paramedic and have been involved in emergency services for over 11 years. I have had the pleasure and honor of serving on the NMBP's Advisory Board for the past 6 years. I can be reached at flatmtber [at] hotmail [dot] com.


Olivia Lyons

Hello! I am the patrol supervisor at China Peak resort located in California in the beautiful Sierra Nevedas. China Peak is a year-round resort offering tons of activities through out all the seasons. In the winter time I work with several paid and volunteer patrollers to provide service to guests in need. In the summer I oversee an entire volunteer mountain bike patrol staff to ensure safety at the resort.
Our summer mountain bike patrol is starting its third year this June. Our patrol staff consists of people from all different back grounds that donate their time to help others. Our resort has a growing mountain bike park that offers many styles of racing, along with many other non biking activities. I will be entering my 10th year at China Peak and love working here. It has provided me an opportunity to grow and help be a part of a great patrol family. I can be reached at olivia [at] skichinapeak [dot] com.


James Landon

I have been the Coordinator of the Central Ohio Mountain Biking Organization (COMBO) chapter of NMBP since 2009.  I also serve on the Executive Committe of the COMBO Board of Directors.  The chapter has 20 volunteer patrol members that are dedicated to the NMBP goals - Assist, Education, Inform.  The patrol group serves four trails in the Columbus, Ohio area (about 22 miles of trails).  The club is not only active on our local trails on a daily basis and during special programmming like races and club events, but its members also volunteer to teach bike safety classes and take part in community events in an effort to promote the club, patrol, and IMBA. I have extensive experience in adult/professional training and education, fundraising, 501(C)3 creation and management, grantwriting, project/program management, and marketing and communications.  Feel free to contact me at combopatrol [at] gmail [dot] com.

Daniel Ryan

I have served as Coordinator of the Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol (CAMBP) since we founded in 2008. CAMBP is 501(c)-3 non-profit that currently has about 35 members and patrols 4 ride areas covering almost 90 miles of trails. Plans to expand to an additional six ride areas, encompassing 160 miles, should be finalized by the end of 2013. In addition to our off-road patrolling duties, CAMBP is also active in the community, providing ride assistance to several fun street rides. We also manage and supervise Tempe's Tour de Fat Bike Parade! I am very excited to be a member of the NMBP Advisory Committee. Feel free to contact me at Daniel [dot] Ryan [at] CAMBP [dot] org.

Frank Belaska

I have been riding the trails maintained by the Ocala Mountain Biking Association (OMBA) in the Ocala Fl area for the past 15yrs and have been the Mountain Bike Patrol lead for over 7 years. OMBA maintains over 80 miles of trails and is an IMBA Bronze Ride center as well as being very active in the local community.  The patrol team covers not only bike races and other non-OMBA events but also supports the annual OMBA Fat Tire Festival which typically has in excess of 500 riders as well as the annual Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day event.  The patrol also enjoys close relationship with the local fire and rescue stations and supports joint training events. If you have any questions please contact me at bikepatrol [at] omba [dot] org.


Bios to come:

Wade Hartmann, CLIMB Trail Patrol, NY

Ron Rodriguez, Color Country Mountain Bike Patrol, UT

Tryon Fournier, SORBA Middle Tennessee Patrol, TN